So nowadays, we get new toys released in waves every few months or whenever (a la the movie figs). But back in 1984, how and when were the original G1 figures released into toy shops around the world? (I say the world, but this question is mainly aimed at those in the UK, as that's where I'm based, but would be very interested to hear stories from any other country) Which were the first ones on the shelves? Did some shops get them far in advance of others? When exactly did the first '84 models appear? Although I am in my 30s now (just), my memory does not go that far back with any degree of accuracy!